Henry is very skinny and needs a bit of fattening up so we decided to try an old show dog trick called Satin balls. We were given this recipe from a friend and it works great!.Henry didn’t even wait a second to gobble it down. He loves them!. We saw a difference in his weight within 4 days of trying this recipe.
This is the recipe I used for Henry(For smaller dogs)
1 pound hamburger (I usually get the high fat hamburg)
1 1/3 cups Total cereal(Canadian substitution is Vector as we don’t have Total in Canada!)
1 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal
1 raw egg
6 tablespoons wheat germ
1 package Knox unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons unsulphured molasses
Pinch of salt
If you have a big dog this is the recipe you would want:
10 pounds hamburger (I usually get the high fat hamburg)
1 lg. box of Total cereal(Canadian substitution is Vector as we don’t have Total in Canada!)
1 lg. box oatmeal
1 jar of wheat germ
1 1/4 cup veg oil
1 1/4 cup of unsulphured molasses
10 raw eggs AND shells
10 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
pinch of salt
Mix the ingredients together roll into balls and put into the freezer, Once frozen put them into zip-lock bags and date. Feed these raw, do NOT cook.
Here is a video of Henry having his first taste of Satin balls. He didn’t even hesitate once it was offered.
Note: If you have a skinny dog you should always get your dog checked by your veterinarian before starting any weight gain tips. Weight loss can be a sign of a lot of problems. Henry has been checked hes an intact male and has a fast metabolism. We are going to get him neutered soon and hoping this will help. Until then Satin balls help keep him bulked along with Acana dog food.